February has its challenges. God had used this time to help me learn to be present, faithful, and generous.
This month God has reminded me time and time again that his timing is perfect. This morning my husband and I were talking about our wedding. We originally had plans to get married in March, but God’s timing is perfect. One of our family members is ill, and if we had planned to get married in March, he may have not been able to attend. God allowed us to get married in October so all family members could attend.
Recently, God has given me a crash course in being faithful. Last August I took a stand for my faith by telling my grandpa that I wouldn’t be taking the Covid shot. He said that if I did not take the shot I would have to move. Thankfully, God had placed on Matt’s heart that he and I were in love, and it was time for him to propose to me. 😊 However, this past month I have been focusing on the things that I lost. My husband reminded me of 2: Corinthians 4:18 NIV: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” I should not be worried about my retirement or about my books that I left behind but focusing on things in heaven. It also says in Matthew 6:19-20 NIV: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” It was hard for me to walk away from the things I knew. It was an adjustment to get married and move to another state, but God reminds me that I did it for his glory.
God reminded me of his faithfulness when he provided medicine for me. In early January I got a mystery rash. My nurse has no clue what is causing it and how to get rid of it. I have been through two rounds of steroids. It has improved, but not much. Some days are better than others. But I know that God is with me. For it says in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
God has also taught me about how to be Generous. Each month my husband and I step out in faith, and we sent out 10 to 15 copies of his book, Seeing Through Blindness. We have gotten some amazing feedback and this book has touched a lot of people. For us, it is our offering to God. It is a way to spread the Good News which is the Gospel of Jesus.
I am patiently waiting for God to continue to teach me in the month of March.
4 thoughts on “2022 Be Present, Be Faithful, Be Generous: February Edition”
I’m so happy things are working out the way God has planned. The one thing that I’m sad about is you leaving your grandfather. I hope there is no ill feeling between you both. I remember all the wonderful things your grandfather has done for you. Looking forward to see what is in store for this month.
Hi Martha, There are no ill feelings between my grandpa and I. I call him often and check on him and Duke.
I’m so glad to hear that Amanda. We all have to do what we feel is right and I’m sure your grandfather was worried that he might get COVID if you weren’t vaccinated. It’s a tough call be we have to follow what God is telling us. Hugs and love!
I’m glad I got my covid vacations as I ended up catch covid and I have several health issues. The vaccine was the difference between getting through it at home and not ending up in hospital or even dead